“My Mercury is in Scorpio.” “I have a Cancer Moon.” Jupiter is in my first house!!”
Those of us who are familiar with Astrological language know that it’s always exciting as we begin to learn about our individual birth charts and all of their different dimensions including sign, house placements and aspects.
During this lifelong process of astrological exploration and study, something we must be ever vigilant of is identifying our tendency to isolate factors within our charts. Without analyzing placements within the context of our entire cosmic structure, we leave ourselves at the mercy of incomplete and often times misleading information.Essentially, what we’re doing is looking at ourselves using a fragmented approach.
“It is very important to recognize that the whole is not something additional to the parts: it is the parts in a definite structural arrangement and with mutual activities that constitute the whole.
The structure and the activities differ in character according to the stage of development of the whole; but the whole is just this specific structure of parts with their appropriate activities and functions.”
In a birth chart, everything always affects everything else. The organization of all of the parts determines the functioning of the whole.
Reference: “Holism and Evolution” by Jan Smuts pg. 104